Greetings and well wishes from Guadalajara. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the global travel industry and our daily lives on an unprecedented level, the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a new resource page to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is affecting travel to Guadalajara. This resource page is designed as a helpful tool for people who have upcoming travel plans, are dreaming of visiting Guadalajara, or just want to stay in touch. The page will be updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available.
This is a challenging time for all of us, and it is important to maintain connections to the people, places and things that matter most while we practice social distancing. To help facilitate this sense of closeness, I invite you to follow our beloved city on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter where we will be sharing inspirational photos and videos from both locals and visitors in the coming weeks. If you are compelled to contribute, please post your favorite memories from Guadalajara on your preferred social media channel(s) using the hashtag #VisitGuadalajara. I am confident that scenes depicting our iconic Mexican heritage, vibrant culture, and picturesque natural landscapes will inspire wanderlusters seeking a little armchair escapism through social media.
Though travel is not possible right now, I look forward to welcoming each of you back to Guadalajara when the time is right and you are ready. In the meantime, on behalf of everyone at the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau, I send positive thoughts of strength and health to you and all affected.
Chief Executive Officer
Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau
Updated June 16, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Update
The state of Jalisco is proceeding with its COVID-19 recovery plan. As of Monday, June 15, hotels are permitted to operate at 25 percent capacity. Hotel swimming pools and restaurants are permitted to open, but hotel gyms and spas will remain closed. All hotels are required to follow cleanliness and sanitation protocol established and monitored by local authorities, in addition to protocol required by their parent company or ownership.
Restaurants and cafes that apply established sanitation and safety protocols may operate at 50 percent capacity. Cleaning, sanitizing, and disease prevention measures remain in place at Guadalajara International Airport, on public transportation, in supermarkets, and in government offices which are providing limited services. Tours and recreational activities will remain suspended. Bars, nightclubs, and shopping malls remain closed. The state of Jalisco has achieved the World Travel and Tourism Council’s “Safe Travels” protocol by meeting globally standardized hygiene and sanitation standards at its facilities.
All residents and visitors are encouraged to maintain social distancing practices when outdoors and use a mask when social distancing is not possible. Stores, public roads, and businesses previously deemed non-essential that are linked to supply chains are allowed to operate at 50 percent of capacity. Select businesses that do not generate crowds and adhere to social distancing guidelines will also be permitted to open.
The U.S.-Mexico border will remain shut down to non-essential vehicular and pedestrian traffic through July 21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.